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Old 08-02-2007, 10:59 AM   #12
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Re: Roughly the same time that a guy was "turning the other cheek" - - Art of Peace (

Murray McPherson wrote: View Post
"Neo-Greek?" Are you trying to imply that only the Romans had this stuff, Mark? Can you prove that? Huh? Can you? 'Cuz the Greeks had this stuff waaaay before those provincial Gaius-come-lately's mucking about in the Avantine. This was high level stuff all around the Med, don't ya know.... Dollars to doughnuts there's a Hoplite seminar in your area sometime soon where you can feel this stuff firsthand (pm me, and I'll let you know who the good ones out for Epaminondas of Chaeronea, wink-wink). It'll blow the doors off that tepid Palatinian internal crap you're peddling. Say, just what is your history with this stuff anyway, and who were your Doctores?

It's documented that Melancomas studied under Roman boxing coaches. Although he played around with other things like shotput, javelin, wrestling, he really only dabbled. His true teacher was the Roman boxing champion, Takedius. So, your Greek theory is just that, theory. Do you have anything to show that Melancomas learned his boxing skills from any Greek? There's plenty of written accounts of showing the Roman training. Even though the Greeks had this stuff, there's no connection between them and Melancomas.

Although, as the scholar Amdurius wrote, all the people who would know for sure are dead.

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